Alek

  • Yo, one more armchair observer here to pitch a comment.

    From all of my three or four days in the country this year, the only problem that can threaten the existence of the club is that the club committee is suffering from Cuba Syndrome. Most of the above posters have noted this. I propose that this has occurred due to failure to groom junior club…[Read more]

  • Alek replied to the topic Crampons in the forum Gear 4 years, 6 months ago

    They are a strange thing that is meant to do something useful (I cant even remember what- maybe protect the bar connecting the front and back of the crampon, or maybe reduce its chance of falling out), but ends up collecting water and speeding up the rusting of one’s crampons (so certainly store with accordions off). They are also extra weight. So…[Read more]

  • I lied. Mwa. Ha. Ha. Ha…

    …but only a little bit.

    So basically Vlad’s redoing his kitchen and instead of tiles is putting up pictures of snow covered mountains behind glass panels.

    The thing is, the first set of pictures he chose is perfectly fine if a little meh. So I wanted to ask for your help!

    Anyone who has got good shots of alpine…[Read more]

  • Alek replied to the topic PEC Route List in the forum Indoor 5 years, 5 months ago

    Bouldering wall Section added to the route spreadsheet. Provisional Font Grades. These may be quite easily converted to Vermont grades as follows: Any font grade containing the letters “a”, “b”, or “c” are V0, all other grades are Vb. Enjoy.

  • Alek replied to the topic New Waterproof in the forum Gear 5 years, 6 months ago

    Keep being a Scrooge- if you’re using it for Scottish and Alpine it probably won’t last longer than two years, regardless of pricetag* (freeze thaw of condensation + rubbing on Rock + Hoar + Axes + Screws), so there’s no point in throwing money down the drain. Though waterproof zips can be a pain in the neck (or the butt- depending on where they…[Read more]

  • Alek started the topic Christmas Ice in the forum Announcements 5 years, 7 months ago

    So myself, Vlad and Bradley are heading for some Christmas Ecrins Ice from the 23rd to the 29th of December- realistically 22nd to the 30th (hence Christmas Ice). We’re renting this hut in a little village in the middle of nowhere and there’s a couple of beds in the houses and a couple of spaces in the Vladmobile. So we thought, the more the…[Read more]